I’m always on a quest for the latest and greatest, and have been noticing a recent surge in new foundations. I’m hoping that this means that we are moving forward into a new era of product formulations. At any rate, I thought it might be useful/fun to collect some of my research here. Do you know of any new foundations about to be released? Have you tried anything new that you’d recommend/or not?
I don’t own any of these yet (except for Le Metier de Beaute’s), so please consider this post is a scrapbook of new foundation ideas and not recommendations because I’ve never tried most of these or compared them (although several look intriguing).
All pictures are clickable:
1. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua ($45)
A “new generation” texture from Chanel. I cannot wait to try this one, which is rumored to be a replacement for Chanel’s current Tient Innocence Fluide. Vitalumiere Aqua is said to be water based, although based on my reading so far the texture is creamy but applies very lightly and sheerly. There are three tones:
- Beige which is normal to warm
- Rose Beige which is rose-based
- Beige Ochre which is natural (and not released in the U.S.)
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua comes in a very limited color range, has SFP 15 and a “crystalline fragrance.”
2. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau ($56)
Liz and I had the chance to try this out during our Guerlain makeover in San Francisco, discussed here. Lingerie de Peau is a light-to-medium coverage foundation that looks remarkably like natural skin. The technology relies on a series of silk-like fibers to fuse to the skin while creating a re-texturized surface. It looks very soft and pretty, the effect is very natural. It was extremely pleasant to use, and if you have very pale complexion the range goes up to quite a pale shade (I’m very pale–Chanel Cameo / MAC NC15 and I was matched to Lingerie de Peau 30). A definite contender.
Lingerie de Peau has an SPF 20 and a scent which fades on application.